Any substance dissolved in another substance is considered a solution. The solvent (the stuff that does the dissolving) in most household substances is water. So, anything dissolved in water would make a solution. The dissolved substance is called the solute. You can dilute a solution by adding more solvent or by taking away solutes. You can concentrate it by adding more solutes or taking away solvent.
Some juice cartons will say "juice from concentrate" in the ingredients list. The juice was first concentrated by evaporating the water (removing the solvent) and then diluted by adding water.
Examples of household solutions would include the following:
- coffee or tea
- sweet tea or coffee (sugar added to solution)
- any juice
- bleach (sodium hypochlorite dissolved in water)
- dishwater (soap dissolved in water)
- carbonated beverages (carbon dioxide dissolved in water is what gives sodas their fizz)
- powdered drinks